Look at what landed on my front porch the other day.
That’s right – a large box of disposable diapers. Emily doesn’t seem at all puzzled by this. Frankly, I think she’s in love.
No, I don’t have a grandchild that I’ve kept a secret. What I have is a new Yarn Fairy, Melissa in Georgia! She sent a box off on January 21 and I started watching for it in earnest around the 28th. Well, I had a looong wait ahead of me as it didn’t get here until this Tuesday, February 18! I’m sure that’s not anywhere near the record, but it is impressive.
By looking up the tracking number I easily followed its adventure. Starting in Georgia my yarn went to Florida and from there it left on a little side trip to Puerto Rico. I’m quite jealous that it was enjoying itself in the Caribbean while Melissa and I were dealing with the Polar Vortex; maybe I should have left it outside in Tuesday’s storm so it could suffer along with us for a while! lol.
On February 12, two and a half weeks after Melissa mailed it, the box left Florida for a Second Time, now heading northward t0 snowy New England.
My box of yarn isn’t the only thing that went astray. Wandering from window to window, looking for the best shot of the day’s snowstorm, I discovered this sadly misplaced robin snacking on tiny dried crab apples.
Bet he wishes he was in the Caribbean too!
Back to the diaper box – let’s take a look inside, shall we?
And underneath. . .
Oh, my. It looks like, if it had only gotten here a little earlier, I could have made a second Valentine Ripple! Oh well. The red can become part of an Independence Day Ripple instead.
As always, I’m watching for ‘new’ yarn Brand Names. How about Banbry Crossing wintuk? The color name, Avocado, reminds us of how old this particular yarn probably is. The others are Fisherman and Camel.
These three 6-ounce skeins of Caron Simply Soft ‘Pine’ are an especially nice surprise! I’ve always loved Simply Soft’s sheen and how it gliiides over my hook, but, because it’s so very smooth and slippery, I’ve also always had a hard time securing its ends. For that reason I’m planning to some day weave a striped blanket completely out of Simply Soft. Eighteen ounces is probably more than enough for its weft!
And this partial skein of ‘Off-White’ – looks like pale yellow to me – will coordinate very nicely as part of the warp.
All together, a Six-Pound array of Color.
There’s enough here to make more Four Ripples for foster children! Yay!! What a generous gift.
Melissa, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! I hope next time it’s you that gets to take the Caribbean vacation.